have to exercise due diligence. host: tom is in frankfurt kentucky. caller: good morning, gentlemen. my comments and questions are about quantity and pricing. a couple years ago, you got 64 ounces and a half gallon of ice cream for $1.79. today, you get 48 ounces and half-gallon of ice cream for $3.99. what is driving this reduction in quantity and increase in price? why isn't something done about this? and incidentally, on the imported food from foreign countries, and the inspection thereof, why do we take some of this foreign aid money and put it towards the inspection of our food coming into this country to protect the people in america? thank you. host: mr. williams. guest: well, certainly, i think food prices are generally reasonable in this country. to the extent they do increase a lot of people tend to think that we have a regulation and that regulation causes the crops to go up, the food industry pays for it. absolutely not true. those costs are virtually always passed on, either in the form of reduced wages for workers or higher prices for consumers. if you are for regulati
happened at frankfurt junction 71 years ago. frankford junction -- frank ford junction. they have seen -- devastation before. host: yesterday's derailment saw six dead and 140 plus hurt after the train derailed in philadelphia. sorry, we are going to have to end the conversation, but obviously, more to come on what happened in philadelphia last night. that doesn't for today's "washington journal." thank you for watching and we will be back in tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. we will bring you live coverage of the house.
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